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Wrapping January with Winner Wednesday

You never know when luck will strike, and for Gary from Vienna, his luck came on a stop on the way home from work.

Gary picked up a Monopoly 200X scratch-off at The Beverage Depot in Youngstown.

It was a quick stop after his work shift, so he grabbed the ticket then went to his car and started scratching.

Gary said after scratching just a few numbers he discovered he won the top prize.

He ran back into the store and asked the clerk to scan it just to be sure.

"I thought I was having a heart attack! I was shaking so bad I didn't know if I'd make it home," Gary said of the moment he realized he had won.

Gary won $200,000 a year for 25 years. He decided to take the cash option prize of $2,500,000.

He and his wife are ready for a new home with no steps, so they plan to use the winnings to build a new home and invest the rest. 

Richard won $10,000 on $500,000 Cashword.

He bought his lucky ticket at Giant Eagle in Mayfield Heights.

Karen picked up a $500,000 win on When It's Gold Outside!

Metro Beer and Wine Drive Thru in Columbus sold the winning ticket.

Congrats, winners!! 
Posted: 1/31/2024 12:04:19 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Sally’s Shortcut

Congratulations to Sally’s Shortcut in Kimbolton, this week’s Retailer-of-the-Week!

The staff is known for friendly service and knowing their stuff when it comes to Ohio Lottery games.

The clerks will keep you up to date on new games and jackpot amounts.

They love to celebrate their customers’ wins.

Try Sally’s Shortcut for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 1/29/2024 11:03:09 AM


Winner Stories Equal a Chance to Win Lottery Cash!

We love to hear from our players, and now's your chance to tell us about your Ohio Lottery win no matter how big or how small.

Get in the fun with our Share Your Winning Story Giveaway!

When you submit a video about your Ohio Lottery win on our Winner Story page, you get a chance to win $50 in digital lottery cash.

Stories must be submitted by January 31 to be entered to win $50 in lottery cash, so don't wait!

Players are already jumping on to talk about their big wins. 

Click here to Denise's story! 

 
Posted: 1/24/2024 9:37:47 AM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Sandusky Foodmart

Congratulations to Sandusky Foodmart in Mount Vernon, this week’s Retailer-of-the-Week.

The staff at Sandusky Foodmart will welcome you in to play lottery games at the store.

You can learn about the newest games on the signs in store and their online ads.

Employees are friendly and look forward to forging good relationships with customers.  

Try Sandusky Foodmart for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 1/22/2024 10:01:41 AM


Winner Wednesday

How's 2024 treating you?

So far, it's treating these winners pretty great!

Meet Alvin from Wauseon.

He's on a lucky streak with his lottery play first winning a $140,000 Rolling Cash 5 jackpot on December 29, 2023.

The same day Alvin visited our office to claim that prize, he returned hours later to claim a $50,000 win on the Billion scratch-off. 

Circle K in Wauseon is Alvin’s lucky spot – he bought both of his winning tickets there.

Joshua from Delphos is celebrating a $50,000 win on Monopoly 200X.

He picked up his winning ticket at Friendship #86 in Delaware.

Christmas Eve was a lucky night for William from Whitehouse.

He played the Ohio Lottery EZPLAY® Twenty Twenty’s and won the progressive jackpot of $279,395. Tribes Tavern sold the winning ticket.

Charlie from North Canton was enjoying a day out with his daughter and picked up a Cash Flurry scratch-off.

He won $20 making a sweet ending to a fun day, and proof that no win is too small.

Do you have a winning story to share? Visit our winner story page!

This month when you share a video about your win, you get entered for a chance to win $50 in digital lottery cash! 

Click here to share your story today! 
Posted: 1/17/2024 9:10:56 AM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Zips Tobacco

Congratulations to our Retailer-of-the-Week, Zips Tobacco in Hamilton.

Zips is known for excellent customer service. The staff enjoys having fun with customers.

The store posts the story manager, “Lucy’s Lucky Numbers of the Day” on the board to predict what numbers will come out and give players some inspiration for their own picks.

You’ll find two over the counter terminals and a self-serve kiosk for quick and convenient service.

The staff will help you with any of your Lottery questions, so stop by Zips Tobacco in Hamilton.

Posted: 1/15/2024 10:59:47 AM


November Partners in Education Winners

Congratulations to our November winners for our Partners in Education program! 

Teachers of the Month

Winners receive a $500 gift card, a prize pack and certificate of excellence.

Nominate A Teacher

Christi Bartram
“I believe Mrs. Bartram should be considered for teacher of the month because she always does the ‘extras.’ Mrs. Bartram serves as a mentor for new teachers, she volunteers for the Parent Teacher Organization and has been the treasurer for the past 9 years, she serves on our district LPDC committee and has volunteered for many other committees and roles throughout her 25-year career. The roles Mrs. Bartram volunteers for are time-consuming and often not glamorous but are necessary for operating a successful school. She has never failed to help where needed and even inspires other people to take on extra roles. It would be wonderful to see Mrs. Bartram be recognized for her hard work and dedication.” - Principal Mahlmeister

Hannah Schnaterbeck


“She is awesome, so kind, thoughtful, helpful and sweet. The school is lucky to have Hannah as an educator in the district.” - Destyana Booth, Student





Bobbie Hurtt“Mrs. Hurtt teaches my twins in writing, social studies, and science daily. This year, they are so excited to work on writing and to learn new strategies and techniques to improve writing, that they don't even look forward to the weekend. They tell me on Saturday that they wish it was Sunday, because they are ready to get back to school and work on writing. They practice writing at home almost every day. They proofread their writing and ask me if I feel their writing passage is that of a ‘five-star writer.’ I have never seen my kids more excited to learn and to participate in their own learning. I have also noticed them giving and seeking feedback from one another and assessing their own learning. I believe this is a testament to the learning environment that Mrs. Hurtt is providing every day. She motivates her students, cares deeply about them, is invested in their interests and is someone that my twins look forward to seeing every single day. As a teacher, I can truly appreciate this, because I know how difficult it is to get kids to love learning and to embrace challenges while seeking feedback to improve.” - Jaci Raike, Parent

Don’t miss the latest Partners in Education news! Follow Our X Page: @OHPartnersinEd

Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars Receive a $100 gift card, a prize pack and a certificate of excellence. 

Nominate A Student

Norah Van Niel“When Norah is presented a challenge, she steps up to meet it. She obtains A’s and B’s at Fallen Timbers Middle School. But, what’s even better? She gets up with a positive attitude to start her day. After school, she heads off to an extracurricular activity. She is currently a red belt in karate which requires a 2 day a week commitment, if not more. A black belt is in her near future! She takes weekly piano lessons and entertains us more frequently when she practices her piano at home. Also, learning to play the clarinet is a goal of hers and she recently joined her school band. She plays on a soccer team and basketball team several days of the week. As if that is not enough, she plays with her younger brother and helps keep an eye on the younger kids in the neighborhood. It is such a joy watching her take on all these activities, especially when she does them with a positive, eager attitude. Her level of commitment at her age is commendable.” - Rachel Van Niel, Parent

Heidi Clark“Heidi is always ready, respectful, resourceful and responsible at school. She participates in class, works hard to be successful in the class and is a good example for her peers. Not only is Heidi a great addition to a classroom, but she is also involved in multiple activities at school like volleyball, cheer, basketball, Ruriteens, Lifewise, and is an active participant in her church. Overall, Heidi is the type of student that brings joy to her teachers, family, and friends.” - Cathy Aviles, Principal


Brady Pollack
“Brady is very intuitive with noticing others and is described as kind and helpful. He likes to make people feel good with a positive comment or kind word. He has a keen sense of love for others and humanity as a whole.” – Brain Gaughan





Congratulations to our outstanding students and teachers! Don’t forget – you can also Nominate A School for School of the Year. Nominations are due by March 10, 2024.  
 
Posted: 1/8/2024 2:00:00 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Dayton Mart

Congratulations to our Retailer-of-the-Week, Dayton Mart.
 
The staff at this retailer will make sure they can answer all of your lottery questions, and they’ll let you know what the newest available tickets are.
 
Wondering what’s newest at MyLotto Rewards? Just ask the staff at Dayton Mart.
 
Try Dayton Mart and visit the friendly staff waiting to serve your Lottery needs.
 
Posted: 1/8/2024 10:58:16 AM


Celebrate our 50th with our newest Scratch-Offs coming January 9!

Happy New Year!

We’re starting it off with new Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs set to hit retailers on January 9. Here’s what you should be looking for.

Luck of the Irish is a $1 scratch-off with a top prize of $1,000. Just match three identical prize amounts and win that prize. Match two identical prize amounts plus a pot of gold and you win triple the prize shown!

There are over $9.3 million in total cash prizes up for grabs on the $2 scratch-off Crazy Luck. Look for the money bag symbol to win all ten prizes shown. Top prize - $500.

Queen of Hearts will give you the royal treatment with a top prize of $75,000. This $5 scratch-off has winning tickets of $10 and above and a play area on the front and the back of the ticket for maximum fun. Watch for the 25X multiplier symbol and the queen symbol for big wins.

The newest $10 scratch-off, Golden Casino, gives you the chance to win $1,000,000. You’ll get five games in one fun scratch-off loaded with multipliers and a bonus shot at $500!

In celebration of 50 years of Ohio Lottery fun, play the newest $50 scratch-off 50th Anniversary. This celebratory scratch-off has over $408 million in total cash prizes, is packed with multipliers from 10X to 500X, and winning tickets total $100 and higher.

The fun begins January 9!
 
Posted: 1/5/2024 10:20:49 AM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, The Pony Keg

Congratulations to The Pony Keg in Lima, this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.

You’ll find knowledgeable and friendly staff at The Pony Keg.

They pay close attention to draw times and make sure you get the numbers you ask for.

Keep an eye on the posters and the KENO monitor so you won’t miss a drawing.

Try Pony Keg for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

 

Posted: 1/1/2024 10:49:59 AM


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